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word. thanks, jason. >> thank you. >> chris hayes is up next. >>> obama goes on the offense. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in miami. let me start tonight with this. president obama said he'd do it. he said he'd end this relentless push for war. he promised to get us home from afghanistan, promised most of all to abort a war with iran. and now he's gone and done it. and we've got the makings of a deal with tehran. to stop explosive conflict. he's done what he's promised. the total opposite of "w" and dick cheney and the neocons. thank god we're at least trying to do the right thing. and the biggest news is that elections do count. candidate obama said he'd change the direction of foreign policy. now he's done what he said he would. tonight we see the lines of battle on every front. obama's trying peace, the other side pushes towards war. obama's party is pushing for democracy in the u.s. senate, the other side hugs the filibuster and the ready chance for default. obama's trying to provide health care for the 40 million uninsured, the other side pr
out in seattle. let me start with the job at hand. if you're president obama and want his presidency to proceed, what's the best way to gain control? get back on the side of americans that want to make life better with a better health care plan, a growing economy with progressive values. you focus on those who want those things opposed to those who like things the way they have been. you get people to choose not on a day to day but the big differences that separate obama from his right wing critics. and you build a team to sell it just as you must build a better team to govern this country starting with the execution of the affordable care act which puts accountability and transparency first. howard fineman is director for "the huffington post" media group and david corn from mother jones. howard, it's great to have you on and an important question. talk about the big picture president obama has been able to speak to the american people and tell a story. explain where we're headed and where we'd like to go and what we're up against and who we're up against. how does he do that starti
obama. number three on our listing our countdown goes to u.s. congressman of texas. the tea partier grabbed headlines when he sided with birthers and openly discussed impeaching the president. he's an are a dent supporter of ted cruz 2016 campaign for president. this is a clip from his appearance here on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama is president, ted cruz can be president. >> this is serious business. is he eligible to be president? you've been touting the guy. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> if obama was born overseas even that crazy theory of donald trump is true he still would be eligible to be president by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you project an inch mentally. >> i'm telling you president obama is the president. if he's eligible to be president -- >> you brought this up. >> what better way -- yes. >> was he a legitimately elected president of the united states? >> i wasn't in congress to determine that. that was determined before i got here. >> howard fineman he won't do it. he's afraid of losing one
. this is a clip from the appearance on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama is president, ted cruz can be president. >> what do you mean? this is serious business, congressman. >> absolutely. >> you've been touting the guy, said he can run for president. explain. is he eligible? you brought it up, i didn't. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> if obama was born overseas to an american mother even if the crazy theory of donald trump is true eden eligible by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you an inch mentally, just an inch. >> i'm telling you president obama is the president. if he can be president ted cruz -- >> you brought this up. >> yes. >> is he legitimately like the president of the united states? >> i wasn't in congress to determine that. that was determined before i got here. >> howard fineman, he won't do it. i guess he's afraid of losing one or two votes out there by saying this is a duly elected united states. >> if you dig down to the very core, to the ninth level -- to the ninth level of the anti-obama movement, you find peo
at the far right's hatred of president obama. number three on our list in our countdown, u.s. congressman blake fairentold of texas, he sided with a group of birthers in a town hall early this summer, and openly discussed impeaching the president. he is also an ardent supporter of ted cruz, 2016 campaign for president. and this is a clip now from his appearance here on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama's president. ted cruz can be president. >> what do you mean? this is serious business, congressman. >> absolutely. >>. >> you've been doubting the guy, said he could run for president. explain. is he eligible. you brought it up. i didn't. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> so if obama was born overseas to an american mother, even if that crazy theory of donald trump is true, he would still be eligible to be president, by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you -- an inch mentally? >> i'm telling you that president obama is the president. if he's eligible to be president -- >> you brought this up. >> what better -- yes. >> is he a
byrne win down with the guy where mr. young in alabama that didn't think that president obama was born in the united states. and the tea party rather than again going on the attack and trying to root out rhinos and squishes and everything else, i think they should take heart that ken cuccinelli could have been elected governor over a flawed candidate terry mcauliffe in the state of virginia with his conservative rhetoric if his allies, senator cruz and others, hadn't slammed the door on the government and brought us to almost the brink of default where cuccinelli got wiped out in northern virginia. i don't care how much money he >> it's like rodney dangerfield. not a lot of credit coming from the right to the governor of new jersey for his huge win up there carrying all the different economic groups and winning by 60%. on the other hand out there rooting for cuccinelli who lost. >> right. i think what you have now is a divide in the party between those who want to elevate chris christie in that main line wing of the party. and because they see him as somebody who has now proven he can
said. it has shown from the beginning that president obama doesn't deserve the decency accorded other american presidents. his enemies have called him an illegal immigrant, a street corner con artist, a fraud, a march yourian candidate brought to this country to undermine all we stand for. well, now dick cheney comes right out and calls him a liar when a right wing back bencher did that's four years ago he was called out for rebuke even by his own party. now what was condemned as historic bad behavior comes snarling out of dick cheney's mouth and nobody says to shut up. we can argue as we do here about the problems implementing the affordable care act. but is this, calling the president a liar, the new language of american politics? or is it a language specially treated for the country's first african-american president? is this president of a lower caste than those elected to the office before. or those on the right even believe he is the legitimate president of the united states. or someone like him could be. at least we know the top republican in the country refuses to condemn the
and twittersphere. but it's an outcome to avoid a nuclear iran. and when obama was elected, he said all options would be on the table including talking to our adversaries. they weren't really paying attention to the 2008 or the 2012 elections. >> you know, just got to step back. we all see the real problems. we all work on the same page. even right, left, center, we see the same news. the dangers of this deal. we see them. it's a question of this. the american people voted in 2008 in the primaries and caucuses for barack obama over hillary clinton. both extremely qualified candidates. i think the part differentiating the two of them wasn't much except obama had tilted against wars in the middle east. where hillary clinton then, senator clinton then made it clear she was going towards a centrist traditional path. said let's try something different. >> that's right. it's what people voted for. and it's what they're getting. and, look, only a fool goes to war if he or she doesn't have to. if you can get it without going to war -- >> explain why. >> because you don't know where it's leading. people
. >> besides reapportionment, the shrinking white majority claims to power through this. one of president obama's is picks was blocked. the vote was 56-41. sorry. that's enough, enough. you didn't get 60. that's the new tactic. i want to start with ron, get back to you on this question. it's not just they try to keep the other party out of power, but if they get into power through some hard-work being effort by the obama people to win again, winning enough votes despite all these efforts, they make sure they don't get to do anything. they use the 60 vote requirement on every little antsy thing. so they're hamstrung, so they win by not letting the other side win when they win. >> i think it's making sure that elections don't have consequences unless the republicans are winning. this is an unprecedented use of the filibuster by mitch mcconnell. in lyndon baines johnson's tenure he faced one fill buster. and about half of the executive appointments that have been filibustered, about half of them have come under the obama presidency. fill me in there and talk about all three of these efforts. not o
campaign on anything obama continues its relentless run even today. with protesters out in the streets of washington denying this president's legitimacy. the goal is to erase this president's election and re-election. replacing it with a republican-enforced shutdown. not just on getting health care to the tens of millions lying in emergency rooms today, but on everything on every progressive front. it's not an overstatement to say right now even the very notion of elected self-government is now openly and shamelessly under assault. with the president's enemies now extend is nothing less than expunging the legacy from the history books before it's even written. clarence page is with the chicago tribune. and ron reagan is a former radio talk show host and msnbc contributor. the tea party is waging a water in an effort to nullify the president's existence as an american. tease are some of the highlights from a tea party rally today in washington, d.c. which included activist larry klayman who has accused the president of being a muslim among other strange ideas. take a listen. >> we don't
start tonight with this. president obama took back the health care fight today. he unleashed a brisk combination of both defense and offense. he declared people who had their own health insurance before his bill became law had a chance to reup with their current plans. a total failure to present even the outline of their own plan to save the country's 40 million uninsured from life in the emergency room. can the president regain control of the fight? can he begin to stand toe-to-toe with his critics with whom is empty handed? can he win the argument he alone is offering a solution to the country's health care challenge after decades of debate, log jam, and failure. can he win this historic test? howard fineman and jonathan gruber. gruber was an adviser to congress and the president on the affordable care act. anyway, president obama has taken fire for breaking a promise he made to the public that everyone can keep their health insurance plans if they like them. the president made no excuse today for what he said. he announced a move to make good on that promise. here he is. >> i comp
is this battle between president obama and his enemies is not a contest of achievement. no, it's about a president who wants to do great things, and preventing a third war with iran and -- against those who would deny others of different sexual orientatio orientations. it's a strange battle between a man who wants to do great things and an enemy making sure he does not. howard fine and jonathan capehart, howard, i painted this in strong terms and strong black and white, but i have to tell you. i don't see a republican agenda, except to destroy obama. the president's enemies have tried to destroy, kill, defund, block or destroy everything in his program. the president in contrast has made it his goal to fight to extend rights to minority, the uninsured and the oppressed. his opponents are trying to take away these rights. the opponents of the president prevented millions of people from having access to health care under the law. they've suppressed voting rights of minorities, specifically african-americans. they have derailed the principles of fairness. let's look at the first one of th
's senator paul giving a response to president obama. >> under president obama, the ranks of america's poor have swelled to almost one in six people. we are now at an all-time high in long-term unemployment. millions of americans are struggling and out of work. >> when you read that, one in six, the numbers appear. exactly the same way. if you were a criminologist you would say this guy is taking stuff from that guy. this isn't just a coincidence factor here because it would be one in a zillion here for the words to follow the way they have. >> it's clear there's a lot of sloppiness here. my teenage daughters know when you're writing a paper, you don't just lift things off of wikipedia which may not even be true. whoever is doing this cutting and pasting off of ap which is non-stylistic, straightforward. but at least my kids know you make a change of a word or two here or there so your teachers don't have a case against you. whoever he's hiring to do speeches -- >> that's why you have a thesaurus. a thesaurus sitting next to your desk. >> chris, you're old school. you have it on your comput
women like michelle obama and oprah. then i made an appearance to open the show. >> see, this is going to be a great party. >> good evening. i'm the reverend al sharpton. [ applause ] what have we learned from this sketch? as usual, nothing. live from new york it's saturday night! >> so now rather than duck the issue that had been brought up by some about its cast, dealt with it head on and promised to rectify it. for that i'll show up live any night. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> something borrowed. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>. >>> good evening. i'm chris meatthews up in new york. let me start with this. tea for two. rand paul refuses to admit it. it's about plagiarism. he has been accused of taking words, large numbers of words, from other sources. he wrote a book but puts his name to the book more than 1300 of them that came from a heritage foundation report. it took a search engine to discover this. once discovered, it's the fact he has to defend and refuse he did what he did, take credit for someone else's words. i don't kn
since 2009 he's been by president obama's side. but we've never seen him the way we saw him today. this morning the white house press secretary was on "morning joe," and look what happened in the back. take a look to the right of your screen. there was bo video bombing jay carney. so there he was, morning bo. and that's something you can't make up. it is something that can make you smile going into the weekend. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the hate obama party. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. this hatred of the president has sunk deeper and deeper into the republican blood stream. to be a member of the gop in november 2013 is to be a member of the h.o.p., the hate obama party. you must not only oppose him, but everything with his name on it. you must not only hate the president's health care plan, you must support any work of sabotage. the goal is to blow up the program. whether by denying people information, refusing to have your state participate, talking the
work cut out for us. we need to send barack obama back to chicago. i'd like to send him back to kenya, back to indonesia. >> according to the senior cruz, president obama is a marxist. let's watch this. >> we have to unmask this man. this is a man that seeks to destroy all concept of god. i tell you what. this is classical marxist philosophy. karl marx very clearly said it. marxism requires we destroy god because government must become god. >> senator cruz's office told mother jones quote, pastor cruz does not speak for the senator. but in fact he often does as a surrogate put out by his son. rafael cruz is just more than a senator's father as the national review put it ted cruz has used him as a confidant, a stand-in, and a special envoy. he has sway in his son's inner circle that makes him a power broker. he uses his father for the kind of guidance you'd expect from a consultant. as ted cruz boasted to the magazine, quote, my dad poured himself into my senate race last year in the early months. one day i couldn't make an event so he drove out to west texas alone. and he spoke on my
voters. you can't win a national election if you're seating moderate voters. romney lost to obama by 14 points by moderates. they keep relearning the same less some, but they don't absorb it. and i don't think they're going to absorb it. >> i think the definition of a zealot who after they lose said if they'd only done more. cuccinelli was the problem from day one. instead of saying we blew it by running too extreme they say the moderates didn't back the extremists. therefore it's moderate's fault. >> why are they so zealous? they hate rino. >> describe what that is. >> that's a republican in name only. they think the people that are bringing the republican party down. >> so the guy running for reelection in trenton should have gone down to richmond to campaign for the other guy. and since he didn't, it's his fault. >> the people who are the problem with the party didn't help. so that's the problem. cuccinelli, we talked about this last night, was about as good a tea party candidate as you can get. he had statewide name recognition. he's been working in virginia for years. and even so,
are throwing out at the zoo. obama's true enemies are those who back the three dozen states now pushing voter suppression laws to make sure the country doesn't go and elect another back president or a progressive white president. this generation is equivalent of poll taxes and the literacy tests. anything to keep minorities from voting rights. and to this crowd the obama haters add to those who gnaw on the president's health care bill but offer nothing in its place except for the notions of destroying the economy stature. these are the enemies. those who stand in benefit from all the anger, hatred, and indecency of the nasty right while claiming to be above them when they are below them. again humming along with the true haters on the right singing their un-american songs. ed rendell was governor of pennsylvania. david corn is for mother jones mag sooen. both are msnbc political analysts. i think this president has made a big mistake first of all in naming his health care bill obama care which has been used as a term of personal derision especially by those who hate him personally and use any
, the virginia that elected barack obama twice looks like it's coming out in substantial numbers for terry cauliffe. and there's a new south in virginia. virginia is now a swing state. virginia especially its northern suburbs around the washington area where i understand the turnout is pretty strong, that's terry mcauliffe, the democrats' territory. i think the government shutdown clearly hurt ken cuccinelli, the republican who is identified with the tea party. and identified with antagonism to government. antagonism to the federal government used to be a watch word of virginia as well as the rest of the south. virginia is now a mixed state up for grabs. tea party candidates are going to have a hard time winning in a state like virginia. >> and, david, the exit polling taken by voters as they left the polling places today showed no big love nor the tea party. >> no. 43% of the people who were polled today say they opposed the tea party. if you look at all the big issues that animated the political debates over the last couple months whether it was cultural wars like abortion or the governmen
obama himself has acknowledged that his baby, what he's been fighting for these last four years is sick. he's owned up to the failures of his team which botched the website's launch. and last night in an interview with chuck todd, he owned up to a failure of his own. that people feel betrayed bay promise he made them but couldn't keep. a promise they could keep their insurance if they liked it. let's listen to the president. >> first of all, i meant what i said. and we worked hard to try to make sure we implemented it properly, but obviously we didn't do a good enough job. and i regret that. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we're going to do everything to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> the that is corrects are many of the same people who feel betrayed now will be thanking the president later. these are people in so-called junk plans that could bankrupt them and their families if they got sick. the new
with a health care plan, it would have to look exactly like obama care. because that was the republican health care plan. it was from the heritage foundation. then it was romney care before it was obama care. this is the republican idea of how to do this. since obama did it, it's got to be the devil. >> and by the way, it's mathematical. if you're going to insure people with bad health records, pre-existing conditions, older people, you need healthier and younger people to include in the pool otherwise it's not just insurance, it's maintenance. to this point, former governor sarah palin, half-time governor, has been out in front and center in the gop war against the affordable care act. like pretty much everyone else attacking the law, she has no alternative. take a listen to her vagueness with an interview with matt lauer only yesterday. >> from the tea party over and over again we're hearing the words no, defund, delay, repeal. >> absolutely. >> a wha are we hearing from the gop in terms of a plan to replace obama care? >> it's not just tea party movements. this is many in the republicans an
or barack obama telling us what we should like or need, obama care is on life support. president obama keeps giving it another jolt to keep it alive. you would say what, sir? >> i would say, just look at the facts. you know, you go to these states where our exchanges are working. people are signing up in droves. and that's what's going to happen, once they get the federal exchange set up. you know, forget about the politics. you know, as governors, we don't have time to worry about all these ideological battles. i've got 4.3 million people to take care of. and i'm going to take care of these 630,000. we're going to end up with a healthier workforce and a important productive workforce and it will attract more jobs for kentucky. >> howard, help me understand the politics. oum trying to square the success he's having with mitch mcconnell jolly stomping on the grave of obama care. put the two of those together. >> the governor knows kentucky politics better than i. even think the governor doesn't want to put politics in the equation, the fact is there's a very important senate race in kentucky
. but they kept comes at obama. they kept saying you don't count as president. you can't pick your cabinet. we're going to question the patriotism of your cabinet. we're going to vote against everything. leading the charge, of course, has been ted cruz the worst of the bunch who votes against everything. i've said this. if caroline kennedy nomination had come to the floor, i would have bet on cruz to vote against that. total negativity. now the democrats have taken the attack against it. >> well, that's just the interesting thing about this. when we first started hearing rumblings of the nuclear option the last few weeks and started looking at denying the up or down vote the democrats wanted. this was a scene in a play we've seen before, we're about to see again where harry reid will make the threats. it will come to the wire. then there will be a gang of six, gang of eight, gang of four teen. whatever it is. they'll want to step forward to preserve this in the senate. one is republicans put president obama, they put harry reid, and the democratic party in a position where if they did anything
in the presidential race in texas in 2008. it was barack obama running against john mccain. white voters went for the republican by this huge margin. this does not mean that 47% of white people voted republican in texas. it means that white people voted for john mccain by a 47-point margin. black voters picked the democratic candidate for president by a 96-point margin. the black vote in 2008 in texas was 98-2 for barack obama. for latinos it was a similar huge margin for the democrats. the democratic ticket did better than the republican ticket among latino voters in 2008 by a margin of 28 points. there is just a stark, stark racial divide in the voting patterns in texas. again, this is the '08 presidential race. i would show you the 2012 presidential numbers, too, but, weirdly, texas did not get exit polled in 2012, some sort of cost-saving measure or something, so there aren't 2012 numbers. but you can see between 2008 and 2010, there is a consistency over time. in the last governors race in texas, in 2010, there was also a disparity in income. households making over $50,000 all went repub
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